Wind Erosion Risk



MD_Metadata: fileIdentifier: Agriculture.GDB.AgriculturalLandResourceAtlas2005_WindErosionRisk language: LanguageCode: eng characterSet: MD_CharacterSetCode: utf8 hierarchyLevel: MD_ScopeCode: dataset contact: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 403-742-7901 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Questions regarding the metadata for this data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation “Attention: Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Wind Erosion Risk” role: CI_RoleCode: publisher dateStamp: 2017-12-04 metadataStandardName: NAP - Metadata metadataStandardVersion: 1.2 dataSetURI: http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10315 spatialRepresentationInfo: MD_VectorSpatialRepresentation: topologyLevel: MD_TopologyLevelCode: geometryOnly geometricObjects: MD_GeometricObjects: geometricObjectType: MD_GeometricObjectTypeCode: composite geometricObjectCount: 627 referenceSystemInfo: MD_ReferenceSystem: referenceSystemIdentifier: RS_Identifier: authority: CI_Citation: title: EPSG Geodetic Parameter Registry date: CI_Date: date: 2016-07-13 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: OGP Geomatics Committee contactInfo: missing role: CI_RoleCode: custodian code: 3400 codeSpace: EPSG version: 8.9.3 identificationInfo: MD_DataIdentification: citation: CI_Citation: title: Wind Erosion Risk date: CI_Date: date: 2005-09-01 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 403-742-7901 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Queries about the creation and/or characteristics of the data set submitted through electronic mail must include the salutation "Attention: Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca) – Wind Erosion Risk” role: CI_RoleCode: pointOfContact citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada positionName: Centre for Land and Biological Resources Research contactInfo: CI_Contact: address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 1341 Baseline Road city: Ottawa administrativeArea: Ontario postalCode: K1A 0C5 contactInstructions: Please contact Distributor or point of contact for data inquieries role: CI_RoleCode: originator presentationForm: CI_PresentationFormCode: mapDigital abstract: This map displays the risk of soil degradation by wind in the agricultural region of Alberta. Wind erosion is a concern because it reduces soil quality by removing soil nutrients, smaller soil particles and organic matter. Wind erosion can reduce air quality during extreme erosion events and also reduce water quality if eroded particles drift into streams and lakes. The map uses five classes to describe the wind erosion risk on bare, unprotected mineral soil: negligible, low, moderate, high and severe. This resource was created using ArcGIS. It was originally published as a print map in 1989. purpose: This map illustrates that some areas of the province have a greater potential for wind erosion based on soil and land characteristics of the SLC and climatic conditions. By understanding that some areas of the province have a greater risk of wind erosion than others, beneficial management practices that reduce the effects can be directed to these areas. For example, practices that maintain a vegetative cover (e.g. perennial forages or crop residues), reduce cultivated fallow, reduce or eliminate tillage, use field shelterbelts and avoid overgrazing, could be promoted in high-risk areas. status: MD_ProgressCode: completed resourceMaintenance: MD_MaintenanceInformation: maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode: asNeeded descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: Alberta type: MD_KeywordTypeCode: place descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: desertification keyword: soil fertility keyword: soil movement type: MD_KeywordTypeCode: theme thesaurusName: CI_Citation: title: Agrovoc date: CI_Date: date: 2016-01-21 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: revision citedResponsibleParty: missing descriptiveKeywords: MD_Keywords: keyword: Downloadable Data thesaurusName: uuidref: 723f6998-058e-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66 resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: useConstraints: MD_RestrictionCode: license otherConstraints: Your use of this information will be governed by the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, in force as of the date you accessed the information , found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: accessConstraints: MD_RestrictionCode: otherRestrictions otherConstraints: To access the data you must agree to the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta found at http://open.alberta.ca/licence resourceConstraints: MD_LegalConstraints: useLimitation: Distribution Liability: Under the terms of the Open Government Licence - Alberta, the Information is licensed as is, and the Information Provider excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities, whether express or implied, to the maximum extent permitted by law. The Information Provider is not liable for any errors or omissions in the Information, and will not under any circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other loss, injury or damage caused by its use or otherwise arising in connection with this licence or the Information, even if specifically advised of the possibility of such loss, injury or damage. resourceConstraints: MD_SecurityConstraints: classification: MD_ClassificationCode: unclassified userNote: UNRESTRICTED under Government of Alberta Security Classification System classificationSystem: Government of Alberta Security Classification System handlingDescription: http://www.im.gov.ab.ca/documents/publications/InfoSecurityClassification.pdf spatialRepresentationType: MD_SpatialRepresentationTypeCode: vector spatialResolution: MD_Resolution: equivalentScale: MD_RepresentativeFraction: denominator: 3000000 language: LanguageCode: eng characterSet: MD_CharacterSetCode: utf8 topicCategory: MD_TopicCategoryCode: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere topicCategory: MD_TopicCategoryCode: geoscientificInformation environmentDescription: Microsoft Windows 7 Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; Esri ArcGIS 10.3.1.4959 extent: EX_Extent: geographicElement: EX_GeographicBoundingBox: extentTypeCode: true westBoundLongitude: -120.50134 eastBoundLongitude: -109.50517 southBoundLatitude: 47.601134 northBoundLatitude: 61.39605 temporalElement: EX_TemporalExtent: extent: gml:TimePeriod: gml:beginPosition: 1987-01-01T00:00:00 gml:endPosition: 1987-01-01T00:00:00 extent: EX_Extent: geographicElement: EX_GeographicBoundingBox: extentTypeCode: true westBoundLongitude: -120.472826 eastBoundLongitude: -108.717239 southBoundLatitude: 48.899972 northBoundLatitude: 58.708141 distributionInfo: MD_Distribution: distributionFormat: MD_Format: name: SDE Feature Class version: missing distributionFormat: MD_Format: name: GDB version: ArcGIS 10.3.1 distributor: MD_Distributor: distributorContact: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Alberta Agriculture and Foresty, Government of Alberta positionName: Environmental Stewardship Branch, GIS Unit contactInfo: CI_Contact: phone: CI_Telephone: voice: 403-742-7901 address: CI_Address: deliveryPoint: 7000 – 113 St city: Edmonton administrativeArea: Alberta postalCode: T6H 5T6 country: Country: CA electronicMailAddress: duke@gov.ab.ca hoursOfService: 08:00-17:00 Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays contactInstructions: Queries about the distribution of the data set may be addressed to Geographic Information Systems Lead (currently David Spiess, david.spiess@gova.b.ca or in his absence: David Hildebrand, david.hildebrand@gov.ab.ca; or Karen Raven, karen.raven@gov.ab.ca role: CI_RoleCode: distributor distributionOrderProcess: MD_StandardOrderProcess: orderingInstructions: A PDF of the map can be downloaded from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry website at http://www1.agric.gov.ab.ca/$department/deptdocs.nsf/all/agdex10300 There are also KML and SHP files available for download through the online transfer options listed. transferOptions: MD_DigitalTransferOptions: onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/rest/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/ protocol: https name: REST onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://maps.alberta.ca/genesis/services/Agricultural_Land_Resource_Atlas/Latest/MapServer/WMSServer protocol: HTTPS name: WMS onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/thematic-data/Wind_Erosion_Risk.kmz protocol: HTTPS name: KMZ onLine: CI_OnlineResource: linkage: URL: https://www.agric.gov.ab.ca/agdex/thematic-data/Wind_Erosion_Risk.zip protocol: https name: ZIP dataQualityInfo: DQ_DataQuality: scope: DQ_Scope: level: MD_ScopeCode: dataset lineage: LI_Lineage: statement: This information was originally published within the Agricultural Land Resource Atlas of Alberta. processStep: LI_ProcessStep: description: This is a 1:3 000 000 scale representation of a map titled Wind Erosion Risk, Alberta by Coote and Pettapiece (1989). The original 1:1 000 000 scale map used the Soil Landscapes of Canada (SLC) polygons to display the soils information.
                  
SLC polygons were created using existing soil survey information. Each polygon is described by a standard set of soil and land attributes that characterizes the soil landscapes found in each SLC polygon. Soils, landscapes and climate are the key natural resource factors that determine agricultural productivity, and the farms within a soil landscape unit usually have similar production characteristics.
                  
Wind Erosion Risk, Alberta used SLC information as well as information on wind speed, soil resistance to movement and available moisture. These factors were used to estimate the long-term risk of wind erosion on bare, unprotected soils. dateTime: 2005-01-01T00:00:00 source: LI_Source: description: A series of GIS coverages that show the major charcteristics of soil and land for Canada. sourceCitation: CI_Citation: title: Soil Landscapes of Canada date: CI_Date: date: 1991-01-01 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication citedResponsibleParty: missing source: LI_Source: description: Wind Erosion Risk, Alberta sourceCitation: CI_Citation: title: Wind Erosion Risk, Alberta date: CI_Date: date: 1989-01-01 dateType: CI_DateTypeCode: publication edition: Publication 5255/B. Contribution Number 87-08 citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: individualName: Coote, D.R. and Pettapiece, W.W. contactInfo: missing role: CI_RoleCode: author citedResponsibleParty: CI_ResponsibleParty: organisationName: Agriculture Canada positionName: Land Resource Research Centre, Research Branch contactInfo: missing role: CI_RoleCode: publisher metadataMaintenance: MD_MaintenanceInformation: maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode: notPlanned
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